No need for ‘silly mistakes’ – An
Byeong Hun An is looking to keep his “head up” as he looks to convert his Wyndham Championship lead into a first PGA Tour victory.
World number 55 Byeong Hun An (19/10jf – Outright Winner) says he is just looking to keep his “confidence pretty high” as he prepares to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Wyndham Championship.
Holding a one-stroke advantage at the halfway stage of the North Carolina event, South Korean An produced a third consecutive bogey-free round to move onto -17 for the tournament.
The 27-year-old, who is searching for his maiden PGA Tour success, secured one birdie on the front nine before making three gains over the closing nine holes to sign for a four-under-par 66, leaving him one stroke clear of American duo Webb Simpson (19/10jf) and Brice Garnett (15/2).
US star Ryan Armour is a shot further back on -15 after carding a round of 65, while compatriot J.T. Poston, Englishman Paul Casey and Norwegian Viktor Hovland are in a share of fifth place on -14.
Slovakian Rory Sabbatini and Argentine Fabian Gomez are sitting on -13 after both carded rounds of 66 and the duo are priced at 40/1 and 125/1 respectively to claim the spoils.
The 54-hole leader, An, will be the 14th first-time winner this season if he manages to triumph on Sunday, a victory that would see him climb to 27th in the FedExCup standings, while he would also become the first player since Lee Trevino (1974 Greater New Orleans Open) to win an individual TOUR event without making a bogey over 72 holes if he stays blemish-free.
Speaking to the PGA Tour about his game-plan for the final round, An said: “Just keep my head up and my confidence pretty high. I’ve been hitting it pretty good, so need to not make any silly mistakes. That’s what I’m trying to do.”
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